Virtual constellations of blogs and websites revolve like satellites around the weight and gravity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Each of these sites is a thing of beauty and value, representing a world unto itself.
It would be impossible to highlight all of them but I've selected a few for you to explore.
Some action in the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ghetto has gotten us craning our necks on our cots these days. Or ... there might be some action.
We're hearing some rumbling about XMRV. Might not come to anything, or then again we might see a batallion of champions burst into view any minute now.
Can't see anything yet. All the neck craning and eye strain and guesswork doesn't bring anything into better focus but we can't help it. Until we can see something we're listening very hard to every rumble.
Here are ten places you can go to and put your ear to the ground and hear something you can understand. I've listed them alphabetically so I don't have to try to rank them. Some use Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS, some CFIDS and some ME but all share the same vision.
1. Amy Dockser Marcus' Wall Street Journal Health Blogs on XMRV
Amy Dockser Marcus' blogs have been an unexpected blessing.
While most of these sites are part of the CFS ghetto, by people with CFS for people with CFS -- and seemingly causing little stir outside of our CFS borders -- Marcus writes for the Wall Street Journal.
We're frankly not used to people from the outside showing an active interest. We are thankful to Marcus for shining her spotlight on us.
2. CFIDS Association of America
The CFIDS Association is a charitable organization which has been around since 1987 and has invested over $28 million to find ways to heal CFS and to alleviate the suffering.
3. Christopher Cairns' blog CFS Patient Advocate
Christopher Cairns' daughter is sick.